Syrian refugees sit in a Jordanian army vehicle after crossing into Jordanian territory with their families. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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"Those with money go to Europe," said Fawzia Soltan, a Syrian refugee who this week fled her war-torn country into Jordan, her face caked in dust.The Jordanian army Thursday allowed her and about 40 other Syrians, mostly women and children, through the Al-Roqban frontier post in an arid no-man's land near the Syrian and Iraqi borders.Some 500 kilometers northeast of Amman, the crossing is one of just a few to remain open from Syria, after Jordan recently closed several for security reasons, officials said.The United Nations estimates that neighboring Jordan hosts 600,000 Syrian refugees, while the government puts the figure at up to 1.4 million, equivalent to 20 percent of the kingdom's population.Forty-five border crossings with Jordan were open to Syrian refugees during the first two years of the conflict, according to Jordanian General Saber al-Mahayra.
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